Day One of the Taco John’s Invite [UPDATED 9:16 PM]

by Keith Kelley–5 Jan ’17

The Cheyenne South boys basketball team was off to a fast 5-1 start, and ranked #3 in Class 4A.  The Bison opened up the Taco John’s Invite at home against the #1 team in Class 3A, the Riverton Wolverines.  It was a rematch of last year’s 4A state tournament first round matchup, won by the Bison.  This time, Riverton got the win, 58-46, pulling away down the stretch.

South jumped out to a 15-6 first quarter lead, and would extend that to 20-8 early in the second.  But Riverton battled back, thanks to a 7-0 run, to cut the lead to four at the half, 22-18.

Both offenses picked up the pace in the third period, thanks in part to the three-ball for the Wolverines.  But South would take an eight-point lead, 40-32, midway through the third.  After that, it was all Riverton, as they went on a 9-0 run to take their first lead of the game entering the final eight minutes.

The Wolverines outscored the Bison 26-6 down the stretch.

Fuji Waters led South with 15 points, while Mark Beasley added ten.  The Bison fall to 5-2 on the season.

Other scores:


#5 Cheyenne East  70  #1 Casper Kelly Walsh  58–OT


Cheyenne South  33  Riverton  21

#5 Natrona County  57  #5 Cheyenne Central  31